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Atacames ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Atacames Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.4 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 14:28 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 12 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NW 15
NW 15
Wind State cross-
on on cross-

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Atacames in Esmiraldas is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Atacames Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Esmeraldas Tachina, 27 km from Atacames.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
29.5 °C

Current weather near Atacames

Overall Atacames Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Atacames Location Maps

Atacames Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Atacames:

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Wave buoys nearest to Atacames:

Tide stations nearest to Atacames:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto de Esmeraldas
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    56 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    65 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Atacames:

  • Closest ski area
    Huascaran (Peru)
    707 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Chacaltaya (Bolivia)
    1441 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Cloudmont (United States)
    2346 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Sky Valley (United States)
    2371 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Scaly Mountain (United States)
    2373 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Atacames:

  • Closest city location
    Propicia (Ecuador)
    12 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
    13 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Rosa Zarate (Ecuador)
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Santo Domingo de los Colorados (Ecuador)
    91 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tumaco (Colombia)
    97 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Atacames is La Florida (Tumaco) Airport (TCO) in Colombia, which is 162 km (101 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Atacames is Mariscal Sucre International (Quito) Airport (UIO) in Ecuador, 188 km (117 miles) away.
Atacames break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Atacames, Esmeraldas. Use the tab navigation above to view Atacames sea temperature, Atacames photographs, Atacames detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Atacames webcams, current wind from Esmeraldas live weather stations and Atacames tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ecuador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Atacames.